(via 21st Century Wire) – The disturbing trend of food production facilities being hit by random accidents continues to disrupt food supplies and force up prices.
It was his week again: The third largest egg farm in the United States suddenly caught fire, prompting 21 fire departments to respond to the massive blaze, which ended up killing no less than 100,000 chickens and it will certainly further increase the cost of eggs. than the current exorbitant levels paid by ordinary consumers.
Paul Sacca from The Blaze reports…
A massive fire engulfed a large egg farm on Saturday. The huge fire likely killed thousands of chickens and is expected to exacerbate the current dilemma of rising egg prices.
A three-alarm fire was reported on the Hillandale Farms property in Bozrah, Connecticut, around 1:00 p.m. Saturday.
The WSFB reported that a total of 21 fire departments responded to the three-alarm fire, and it took firefighters eight hours to extinguish the fire.
Norwich Fire Local 892 said a two-story, 400-foot-by-100-foot chicken coop was on fire.
The fire was so big that it could be seen from miles away.
John Way, a safety officer with Bozrah Volunteer Fire Co., said the coop housed an unknown number of chickens.
Several local reports cited the Salvation Army as saying that around 100,000 chickens were killed, but this number has not been confirmed.
No injuries were reported.
The cause of the massive fire at the egg farm was not immediately clear. Authorities are still investigating the fire.
Hilandale Farms said it raises more than 20 million hens for eggs and is one of the top five egg producers in the country. Hendrix Genetics ranks Hilandale Farms as the third largest egg producer in the US with 20 million hens.
🚨#BREAKING: Several firefighters are battling a massive fire at an egg farm
⁰📌#Bozrah | #Connecticut
Multiple fire departments are responding to a massive three-alarm fire at Hillendale Farms where thousands of chickens are producing eggs with thick smoke that can be seen for miles pic.twitter.com/jqTxn4aBsz
— RAWSALERTS (@rawsalerts) January 28, 2023
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